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“Kick and snare are lovely; you can hear enough bottom snare, but still enough body, really tasty!”
Multi-Platinum Producer, Songwriter & Mixer
(The Fray, Aerosmith, Korn)
TAKE A LISTEN TO SOME RECENT REMOTE SESSIONS
There Are Many Online Session Drummers Out There. Why Choose Me?
Experience & approach
Since the birth of WantDrums.com in 2011, I’ve been fortunate to work on various musical projects for countless songwriters, bands and producers across the globe. From Country songs sent to me by producers in Nashville all the way through to Hindi pop songs – you name it, I’ve more than likely done it.
I’ve always strived to be as versatile as possible, from the sound of my kit to how I play, and most importantly, being a musician – not just a ‘drummer’. My approach has always been about serving the music and the song.
Quality over quantity
I’m incredibly passionate about recording custom drum tracks with a great groove and feel and not just churning through as many songs in one go as I can.
I never take on more work than I can handle. This can occasionally lead to slightly longer turnaround times during exceptionally busy periods, but trying to cram in sessions leads to lower quality work. While that might be an approach for some, my intent is quality above all else.
There are many elements to producing a killer drum recording, for example, the room the drums are recorded in, the preamps, converters, microphones, etc. They all play a critical role in achieving studio-quality drum tracks.
I'm proud to use some of the finest recording gear, such as Universal Audio and Audient preamps and converters, plus a generous selection of microphones, such as the highly-sought after Coles 4038 ribbon microphones (my favourite!).
After much experimentation, I've found this combination captures the clarity, depth, and full dynamic range of the drums, resulting in a rich and detailed sound.
You can find more information about the gear I use here.
“Having a real drummer on your music, feeling that feeling of a human being behind an organic drum kit, is just something that cannot be replicated”
Al Clayton, Film Composer, Pinewood Studios, UK
“I wasn't sure how easy it would be to communicate stylistic preferences/adjustments / etc working [remotely] but it was really easy and Max couldn't have been more helpful. The drumming and recording quality are top-notch. BONUS - I didn't have to help anyone drag their kit into a studio!”
Laura Kidd, Songwriter, UK
Past & current clients include…
Songwriters, Bands & Artists
TV & Film Composers
App creators for iPhone/Android
Drum loop libraries
Bands without a drummer
Cover bands using my drum tracks to play along to live
Hobbyists who want the feeling of jamming with a live drummer on their favourite songs
Producers looking for a cost-effective and affordable alternative to hiring session drummers